Category Archives: Testimony

Prop 8 Defense Raises "Gay Mafia"

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During cross examination this morning, the Prop. 8 defense introduced a Time Magazine article from October 2008 about “The Gay Mafia,” which asserts that gays and lesbians are big political donors.

Colorado Man Describes Attempts to "Cure" Him of Homosexuality

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There was powerful testimony this morning from Ryan Kendall, a 26-year-old gay man from Colorado. He spoke about the “conversion therapy” his parents forced him to undergo when he was a teenager

Paging Perry Mason

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Fans of the old “Perry Mason” television series remember his dramatic cross examinations of witnesses, who ended up reversing their stories on the stand, enabling Mason to get his clients acquitted. Well, there was a version of that in court this morning.

San Diego Mayor Gives Emotional Testimony

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican in his second term, gave some of the most emotional testimony of the trial this morning. Sanders cried on the stand while describing his relationship with his lesbian daughter.

Letter Focus of Intense Questioning

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A campaign letter from Dr. William Tam, one of the official sponsors of Prop. 8, was the focus of intense questioning Wednesday at the Prop 8 trial. Listen to Scott Shafer’s report about it, heard this morning on The California … Continue reading »